He is currently Associate Professor in Economics at the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management of Bocconi University. He is also a Fellow of the Paolo Baffi Center, where he coordinates the research unit CLEAN on the economic analysis of crime, and a Researcher at the Dondena Center for Research on Social Dynamics. In 2013 he was awarded the Franco Modigliani Fellowship by Unicredit & Universities Foundation.
He obtained a PhD in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2009 and was a Researcher at the Bank of Italy between 2007 and 2011.
His main research interests are in applied econometrics, political economy, economics of crime, and immigration.
He is currently Coordinator of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti.